We are finally getting started buying stuff for the tank to get it started. The tank is a 100g measuring 60Lx16Wx24T. In our shopping cart at DrFosterSmith.com we have:
6 30lb bags of sand
400 watt heater
2 SEIO pump M 1100
OceanMaster test kit
We are getting a skimmer, but from what I have read I donít think I will need it while the tank is cycling & will buy it in a few weeks. If I am wrong please let me know & I will go ahead & get one. Iím not 100% sure on what type we want. I want one that will work both as a hang on & in sump. We will be adding a sump eventually & donít want to have to buy another skimmer. We already have a heater, PH, & thermometer for premixing salt water. Iím about to order 100lbs of base from marcorocks.com & get about 30lbs of LR
. I should go ahead & cycle the tank before we get the LR
to go in it right?
Here is what we are looking to put in it:
Ocellaris we would like 2 if it wouldnít cause a problem
Mertensii Butterflyfish (orangetail butterflyfish)
Yellow Watchman Goby
Six line wrasse
And a tang, either Blue, Powder Blue, or Yellow Tang
We arenít dead set on those. They are just a few that we both liked. What do you all think? Are they too much for our tank?
What about a clean up crew? When would be a good time to put them in? Right after it cycles, or after I get a couple of fish in first? Iíve seen all the prepackaged clean up crews, do you all recommend them, or would I do better to just get them separately & introduce them in a few phases? What type of light would work for me? The only thing we are planning on getting (a year or so into it) is an anemone.
Sorry for the long post, we have been reading for the last couple of months & we are finally ready to get it started.
Thanks for the help!